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Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary – July 2015

The Bantry Bay Lions President Mary O’Regan-Barsum completed a highly successful year in office on June 16. She handed over the Presidency to Jerry Desmond who will hold the office for the next 12 months. Pictured are Mary and Jerry at the handover ceremony. Good luck Jerry.

Do Run Run on Sherkin this August

Due to the success of last years “ Do Run Run” on Sherkin Island the organisers have set Saturday August 8th for this year’s event, which promises to be bigger and better. This is a fun, non competitive run, walk, with two options open to participants – a 4 k which is buggy friendly and an 8 k which takes in off road route.

Fastnet Trails launched at Kilcoe

“The future of communities, rural communities in particular, is communal effort… This (project) is a benefit to your community, to West Cork and to the country . . . to whom you are an example.’ These true words were spoken by former TD Jim O’Keeffe during the recent launch of the Fastnet Trails, a system of way-marked walking (and cycling) routes aimed to promote the local natural and historical heritage.

Skibbereen’s Jack Lynch Open Week 2015 supports Irish Cancer Society

Skibbereen, 6 July 2015 – The Jack Lynch Open Week committee is proud to announce that Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club will be supporting the Irish Cancer Society again this year. West Cork’s biggest open golf event, the Jack Lynch Open Week takes place from Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th July 2015 with open golf competitions throughout the week for men, seniors, juniors, mixed teams and ladies. Visitors are

Phoenix art pieces – West Cork children’s work on O’Donovan Rossa

Three art pieces will be on display in Skibbereen Library from Wednesday 8th July which were produced by local children at Easter workshops in Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Dunmanway libraries this year, facilitated by three artists. The display of these pieces is part of Cork County Library and Arts Service’s O’Donovan Rossa centenary commemorations.

Youth Theatre Camp at West Cork Arts Centre

Youth Theatre & Performance Camp at The Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre running from 4th – 8th August with party and presentation on Sat 8th July With Facilitators Karen Minihan, Rónán MacRaois.

66th AGM for Carbery Macra

Carbery Macra members gathered for the abbaul AGM in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway recently, attended by Jerry Murphy, training and development officer and Gerard Griffin, Munster Vice-President. To oversee proceedings on the night was Gerard Collins, former Regional Chairperson.

Alfred Elmore plaque unveiling in Clonakilty

A simple unveiling  by Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin of a plaque on the entrance wall to the former Convent of Mercy and Sacred Heart Secondary School on 18th June will at last see artist Alfred Elmore remembered publicly in his own town. The 18th June marked the 200 anniversary of his birth at nearby Scartagh Cottage, where the old convent now stands. Following the unveiling, a lecture on

Local heroes take on Mizen to Malin cycle for Lisheens House

A group of 15 local middle aged hobby cyclists dubbed “Local Heroes” have taken on a cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head in aid of Lisheens House Suicide Prevention Charity West Cork, to highlight the benefit of physical exercise in combating mental health issues. It is part of a wider campaign we have in mind to get people even in groups of two to get out walking, running or

National Carers Week celebrated in West Cork

National Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign calling on individuals, organisations, the Government and media to join a nationwide drive to reach thousands of Carers missing out on support and services.  From Monday 8th June to Sunday 14th June 2015, organisations and individuals  joined together to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges Carers face and recognise the contribution Carers make to families and communities throughout Ireland.   Carers